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Photograph of a taro plant

Description: This is a photograph of the taro plant, a root vegetable which grows in Southeast Asia, Africa, and Oceania. The edible root, known as paan in Manipuri, is used in traditional dishes.
Date: 1986~
Creator: Thounaojam, Harimohon
Partner: UNT College of Information
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List of Lamkang words

Description: Wordlist of various words in English and Lamkang, with categories including nature, kinship, and animals. The word list was compiled by the Manipuri Language Cell for eliciting basic words for sketches and dictionaries.
Date: 2010~
Creator: Thounaojam, Harimohon
Partner: UNT College of Information
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List of Lamkang words

Description: Wordlist of various words in English and Lamkang, with categories including animals, fruits and vegetables, insects, ailments, months, days, body parts, and colors. The list was created by the Tribal Languages of Manipur institute.
Date: January 2007
Creator: Thounaojam, Harimohon
Partner: UNT College of Information
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Transcription: Retelling of the Pear Story: Harimohon

Description: The Pear Story is a video stimulus commonly utilized in language documentation where speakers are shown the silent six minute video and then asked to describe it. In the video, a young boy steals a basket of pears from a farmer, then shares the stolen pears with three boys. This is a transcription of a retelling of the Pear Story by Harimohon Thounaojam in Manipuri. It is divided into two columns: Manipuri transcription is on the left; a loose word-by-word English translation is on the right.
Date: 2010
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Partner: UNT College of Information
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Minimal pair word list

Description: This is a word list of Manipuri written in the roman alphabet with accompanying English glosses. There are several minimal pairs from varying semantic domains.
Date: February 26, 2004
Creator: Aguilar, Amanda G.
Partner: UNT College of Information

Analytical notes on noun phrases in Retelling of the Pear Story: Bimola

Description: These are analytical notes on the noun phrases that appear in the retelling of the Pear Story narrated by O. Bimola Devi. Each noun phrase in the text was coded for shape (full, pronoun, or zero), semantic role, morphemes present, referent (boy, basket, farmer, etc.), information status (active, first mention, old, previous subject), and clause type (main, subordinate). This is one of seven retellings of the Pear Story coded in this way. The purpose of this study is to understand how these various factors affect the shape of noun phrases in Manipuri.
Date: 2009
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retelling of the Pear Story: Harimohon

Description: The Pear Story is a video stimulus commonly utilized in language documentation where speakers are shown the silent six minute video and then asked to describe it. In the video, a young boy steals a basket of pears from a farmer, then shares the stolen pears with three boys. This is a recording of Harimohon Thounaojam’s retelling of the Pear Story.
Date: 2009
Duration: 5 minutes
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retelling of the Pear Story: Surmangol

Description: The Pear Story is a video stimulus commonly utilized in language documentation where speakers are shown the silent six minute video and then asked to describe it. In the video, a young boy steals a basket of pears from a farmer, then shares the stolen pears with three boys. This is a recording of H. Surmangol Sharma’s retelling of the Pear Story.
Date: September 14, 2007
Duration: 4 minutes 46 seconds
Creator: Thounaojam, Harimohon
Partner: UNT College of Information

Analytical discussion of the Squirrel Story

Description: A discussion of Theipa paomin [the Squirrel Story] with Beshot Khullar about his telling of the story. This recording could be used to illustrate how linguists can get aids to analyze grammars via transcription and translation of connected text.
Date: May 17, 2008
Duration: 1 hour 12 minutes 01 second
Creator: Khullar, Rengpu Rex
Partner: UNT College of Information
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List of ornaments and dress words

Description: This document is part of a larger wordlist created by the Tribal Language Institute of Manipur. The Lamkang translations were initally collected by Harimohon Thounaojam and then recollected with tones by Shobhana Chelliah.
Date: unknown
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Partner: UNT College of Information
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Transcription: Retelling of the Pear Story: Harimohon

Description: The Pear Story is a video stimulus commonly utilized in language documentation. Speakers are shown the silent six minute video and then asked to describe the events in the video. In the video, a young boy steals a basket of pears from a farmer, then shares the stolen pears with three boys. This is a transcription of Harimohon Thounaojam's retelling of the Pear Story marked for tone.
Date: unknown
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Partner: UNT College of Information
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Expanded dictionary word list

Description: This is a typed list of a handwritten word list with accompanying English glosses from varying semantic domains. Based on the dictionary written by Khelchandra Singh, Harimohon Thounaojam gathered different senses and meanings for each entry. He also includes tonal minimal pairs.
Date: 2000
Creator: Singh, Khelchandra
Partner: UNT College of Information

Analytical discussion of speech acts

Description: Rengpu Rex Khullar provides discussion and examples of speech acts: complimenting, apologizing, commanding and a traditional trickster story. These are compared to Manipuri (Meiteiron) speech acts with discussion from Harimohon Thounaojam.
Date: 2008
Duration: 3 minutes 41 seconds
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Partner: UNT College of Information

Elicitation of active constructions through sportscaster language

Description: Illustrating Sportscaster Language. Shobhana Chelliah asks Rengpu Rex Khullar and Harimohon Thounaojam to describe goals and plays in an imaginary football (American soccer) game. Rex provides this in Lamkang, while Harimohon provides this in Manipuri. The purpose was to elicit focus and/or highly active constructions.
Date: 2008
Duration: 35 seconds
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Partner: UNT College of Information
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Transcription: Retelling of the Pear Story: Brojen

Description: The Pear Story is a video stimulus commonly utilized in language documentation. Speakers are shown the silent six minute video and then asked to describe the events in the video. In the video, a young boy steals a basket of pears from a farmer, then shares the stolen pears with three boys. This is a transcription of Dr. H. Brojen's retelling of the Pear Story in Manipuri. The transcription includes tone marking.
Date: 2010~
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Partner: UNT College of Information
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